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Scope of activities

Basic principles and rules for the organization of activity of Baku city Prosecutor's Office are determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Prosecutor's Office", other legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders, regulations, instructions of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan and international treaties, to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party.

Baku city Prosecutor's Office within the authorities provided for by the Law "On Prosecutor's Office", supervises over the activities of district prosecutor's offices of Baku city.

Baku city Prosecutor's Office in the cases and manner stipulated by law, and within its powers, institutes criminal proceedings, conducts a preliminary investigation, assumes procedural aspects of the preliminary investigation of the criminal case, and ensures compliance with laws; supervises over the activities of the district prosecutor's offices of Baku city, as well as over the execution and enforcement of laws in investigation, inquiry and operational-search activities of the police authorities; files a lawsuit, participates as a plaintiff and as a party in criminal proceedings and protests against the court decisions.

Baku city Prosecutor's Office is the central office of district prosecutor's offices of Baku city. It operates under the rule of law enshrined in the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Prosecutor's Office", based on equality of all before the law, respect for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the legitimate interests of legal persons, objectivity, fairness, relying on the facts, unity, centralization, subordination of junior prosecutor to the senior one, as well as on the basis of the principles of political neutrality.

The activity of the city prosecutor's office is carried out in transparent conditions ensuring the protection of investigation and service secrets.